Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Educators Say SOL Requires Too Many Tests
Many Virginia educators and parents are unhappy with the number of tests given in schools as part of the state mandated Standards of Learning program. The Washington County, VA School Board has taken steps to end, or at least reevaluate the initiative by asking the Virginia General Assembly to look into the public school assessments. Educators believe with all the tests students have to take, teachers are not able to effectively teach and that they hinder studentsí learning abilities. The school board voted at a meeting on Monday to pass the resolution. It will now go to a local representative who will choose whether or not to carry the measure when the state legislature convenes in January.

Friday, January 30, 2015

  • Jury Convicts 70-year-old Johnson City Woman of Vehicular Homicide
  • "Trammel Property" Bill Chances Slim, According to Carrico
  • As Virginia General Assembly Formulates Budget, Highway Funding Up So Far for Bristol District
  • Hubbard Gives Perspective on Need for City Council Executive Sessions
  • Carrico Bill on Domestic Assault in Trouble Due to Cost
  • Wise County Dentist Gets Two Months in Jail for Fraud
  • Water Service in Portions of Elizabethton to be Interrupted Saturday
  • Washington County, VA Deputies Looking for Two Men Involved in Farm Machine Burglary
  • JCPD Prepares for Super Bowl Weekend, DUI Patrols with Additional Officers
  • Kingsport Police Search for Suspects who Stole Nearly $2,000 Worth of Items
  • Washington County Commissioner David Tomita Talks in Support of Project X
  • Eastman Chemical Earnings Up
  • Month Long Investigation Nets Four Theft Arrests
  • Bristol, Virginia: Northeast Weather is Cause to Postpone Planned Ribbon Cutting For Nulife Glass
  • Virgnia Investing $160,000 Grant to Protect "Endangered Species" in Lee County Caves
  • Raid on Rash Road in Meadowview Results in Two Women Booked on Meth Charges
  • Two Arrested in Erwin Cocaine Bust
  • Local Legislators Battling Governor's Plan to Scale Back Tax Credits for Coal
  • Suncoke Downsizes more than 150 Buchanan County Workers
  • Washington County Commissioner Speaks on Project X
  • Federal Authorities Pursue Suppliers of "Bath Salts," "Purple Wave" to Tri-Cities Region
  • District Attorney Will Seek Death Penalty Against Carter County Teen Murder Suspect



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